Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Bernard Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office: Selected Financial Management Practices

State-funded services to individuals with developmental disabilities (consumers) in the New York City borough of Queens are delivered or overseen by OMRDD’s Bernard Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO). We examined the DDSO’s internal controls over selected financial management practices and found that a number of improvements were needed. In particular, we identified significant weaknesses in the controls over the personal funds of consumers. We also found that overtime payments were not always supported by time and attendance records and competitive bidding requirements were not always followed.

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